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Spanish Dual Language Program

Dual language programs (two-way immersion programs) allow English learners and English proficient students to receive instruction in English and a target language in the same classroom to develop academic proficiency in both languages beginning in kindergarten for a minimum of six years. Harvard Elementary currently offers the option of participating in a Spanish/English dual language program for grades K - 2.  

The program is designed for English Learners who speak Spanish and English speakers.

Students learn California content standards in English and Spanish.


  • Bilingualism and bi-literacy
  • Academic proficiency 
  • Instill an appreciation for cultural diversity

Students entering TK or K  can apply online at echoices for the Dual Language Spanish program. Select Dual Language Education (DLE). Students transferring from a dual immersion Spanish program from another school can also apply for grades 1 and 2. 

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